OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament concluded last weekend after a month of play with the championships decided in the men’s and women’s adult divisions.
From modest beginnings 27 years ago, the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and is now one of the largest events of its kind in the region. The tournament was held for four consecutive weekends at the Northside Park athletic complex and concluded last week with the men’s and women’s adult divisions.
In the men’s adult division, Three Brothers beat Renob, 6-3, in the championship game. Three Brothers beat the River Soccer Club, 2-1, in its semifinal, while Renob edged the Good Squad to reach the title game.
In the women’s adult division, NOVA Soccer Club beat Three Brothers, 3-2, in the championship game. NOVA beat Lucky Charms, 10-0, in the semifinals, while Three Brothers beat That One Team, 4-2, in its semifinal to reach the title game.
In earlier action, Berlin Freedom won the boys’ under-12 championship, beating Fruitland SC Fire, 3-1, in the title game. In the girls’ under-12 division, it was the Fruitland Fury beating PHWM Patriots, 3-2, in the championship game. In the boys’ under-16 division, it was the FSC Hotspur beating Rinnier, 5-1, for the championship, while the Fruitland SC Elite beat Riverward SC, 7-2, for the girls’ under-16 title.
FC Barcelona won the boys’ under-18 championship, while Rommel’s Ace won the girls’ under-18 title. The Fruitland SC Red Bulls won the boys’ under-14 title, while the Thunder won the girls’ under-14 title. The MUFC won the boys’ under-10 title, while the Lady Arsenal SC won the girls’ under-10 championship.